The seas of Aqaba are made up of clear, blue waters, making for exceptional deep sea dives and snorkeling. What captures most people is that Jordan is a desert country and suddenly the dark waters of the sea stretches to the horizon. The waves don’t often reach high levels and the area isn’t particularly windy, which makes for a pleasant experience.
The City Beach in Aqaba is perhaps not fancy, but the sands are clean and the small shops offer adequate refreshments such as drinks, snacks and shisha. Trips with glass bottomed boats take people out to experience the fish and plant live below the water levels. This gives the people who aren’t keen on entering the water the opportunity to also see how beautiful the marine life is in Jordan.
As with all public areas, the City Beach is packed on weekends and even during weekdays in summer months. The local Jordanians make use of the sands and seas for family time. Tourists should avoid revealing swim suits during these times as they will definitely attract a lot of unwanted attention. It is walking distance from most hotels, so it would be advisable to firstly check out the crowds before deciding on settling on the sands.
The City Beach caters for young and old. Children will enjoy building sand castles and the shallow waters will allow the young ones to enjoy snorkeling for the first time. For the rest of the family, the beach is very long, which makes for long walks during sunset or sunrise. It is also from here where you can spot the massive Jordanian flag, often pointed out by the locals as the largest flag in the world.